The 5.0-liter Tuned Port Injection V8 was standard equipment in the Z/28 and when paired with the 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission, makes for a car with a bit of a split personality. Drive it gently, and it’s happy to trundle through traffic without a complaint. But stomp on the loud pedal and it reacts with a stout torque curve that can light up the tires almost at will, fully stretching out the factory-rated 195HO. The engine bay is quite stock, a rarity on one of the most modifiable cars ever created, and it has been properly maintained so no worries about a car that has been laid up for decades needing major service.
La Vergne, Tennessee, United States